(See Ghigau, England and Hildebrand) Genevieve, daughter of James Franklin and Mary Jane (England) Williams was born in Delaware District December 18, 1868. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and Female Seminary.
She married February 17, 1885 Timothy Deneen, son of Patrick and Margaret (Deneen) Shanahan, born April 21, 1863 in Minnesota. Mr. Shanahan is a well to do farmer in Craig County, his post office being Vinita. He is a first cousin to Governor Deneen of Illinois.
Mrs. Shanahan has one full brother, Joseph Lowrey Williams; one full sister, Mrs. Martha Jane Sanders. Mr. and Mrs. Shanahan have six living children: Margaret Christine Johnson, born May 26, 1888; Jennie Josephine Couch, born May 16, 1896; Timothy Lloyd, born March 27, 1902, Lenora Catherine, born September 1, 1907; Benjamin Tillman, born November 24, 1910 and John Doran Shanahan, born October 21, 1912.